As I travelled, I fell in love with the sights and the views surrounding me. With places broken into ruins and places built anew. I fell in love with watching the sunrise and the sunset and wouldn’t let myself miss a single moment so I always kept my eyes wide open for every second in between.
I fell in love with the sound of the ocean, so calming, touching my heart and making it calm.
I fell in love with the wind, whispering words I could only understand. I fell in love with loving any tiny detail capturing my eye, my mind, my soul. I fell in love with every person I met, even if it was just for a moment to let them make marks on my soul before they left. I fell in love with the words people used just to beautifully describe feelings I could never express. I fell in love with the way they moved their mouths while laughing and yelling and crying.
I fell in love with dreaming because dreams are real and it made me realise no dream is too big as long as you keep on trying. I fell in love with the sounds of people talking in languages I didn’t understand and forks clinking against plates and loud laughter drifting out of restaurant windows. I fell in love with wine filling glasses and making people drunk letting go of all their worries just for a second. I fell in love with the taste of fresh food and new flavours.
I fell in love with textures of clothing of satin of cotton of wool created by the local hands with warm hearts and radiating souls.
I fell in love with the sky filled up with the most beautiful shiny stars hoping one of those stars are my loved ones long time passed away, watching over me and guiding me. I fell in love with praying to whatever I believed in, because a long as you believe, you are not lost. I fell in love with the clouds creating the most beautiful shadow plays in the sand, in the water, in the dirt of the roads. I fell in love with rain, not only because of its sound but mostly because of the delicious earthy perfume it spoiled my nose with.
I fell in love with the spirituality and different energies my body lacked or flowed over with abundance. I fell in love with feeling always so much but expressing so little. I fell in love with love, because it is the most beautiful gift you can give not only to yourself but also to others.
I fell in love with colours. Colours of sunset and sunrise, of skies and paintings of eyes and skins and hair.
I fell in love with the universe, being thankful I am able to exist and create my life in a way I feel like I need to.
But most importantly, I fell in love with my life — because every moment was mine and no one could take that away from me. Someday when I look back on these moments and realize they’re all just memories, and some fade faster than others I just never want to forget that one should fall in love every second while they can, because they’ll never forget the things that made their heart race. I never did.